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What’s on in March: Cornwall’s Diary

5TH MARCH: ST. PIRAN’S DAY PARADE, FALMOUTH

Celebrations throughout Cornwall will celebrate St Piran, the Patron Saint of Cornwall on the 5th March. In Falmouth, there will be a parade and dance through the town, starting at 9.30am on the moor. All are welcome to join in or line the streets to watch the procession. The story of St Piran will be told and Cornish shanties sung loud and proud.

5TH MARCH: THE WORLD PASTY CHAMPIONSHIPS, EDEN PROJECT

The Olympics of the Oggy! This fun event celebrates the traditional Cornish pasty recipe, as well as some more unusual varieties. From the Americas to Australia, pasties derived from recipes passed down by Cornish emigrants over centuries are eaten and enjoyed by many millions of people.

Celebrate Cornwall’s national day with a great line-up of live music, comedy and other pasty-themed fun. In the evening, come to the Oggy Oscars Ceremony where the champions will be announced, and then enjoy live music, a DJ and a few beers in the Mediterranean Biome afterwards.

10TH – 28TH MARCH: FALMOUTH SPRING FESTIVAL

This vibrant community-orientated event is the first main Falmouth festival of the year. It brings an explosion of early colour to the town and celebrates our open spaces with activities like ‘paint the town yellow’ day, spring cleans, rock-pooling sessions, a Folk and Cider Fayre and a host of guided walks. On the Spring Clean day, The Greenbank’s own troop of volunteers will be armed with bin bags and paint brushes to spruce up the areas around our gardens.

Also, don’t miss the wonderful free photographic exhibition of Cornwall’s daffodil growers from 150 years ago to the present day. ‘Cornwall Daffodil Families’ takes place in the foyer of Falmouth Town Hall until 28th March, open from 10am – 5.30pm on Mondays to Saturdays.

19TH – 20TH MARCH: FALMOUTH SPRING FLOWER SHOW

An institution in Falmouth for over 100 years, expect to see rare and exotic flora and fauna on display, specialist plants, a photography competition and more.

25TH MARCH – SUNDAY 10TH APRIL: EASTER EGG HUNTS

Hunt out a Cadbury’s Easter egg at Cornwall’s most beautiful homes and gardens with the National Trust. Bring your children to Cotehele, Godolphin, Trerice, Trengwainton Garden, Antony or Glendurgan Garden and follow the clues to win your Easter treat.

Or are you up for the challenge of the Eden Project’s Egg Hunt? Scramble through their eggy obstacle course, hunt out hidden eggs, and dip into themed games.

25TH – 28TH MARCH: TREREIFE EASTER FOOD AND CRAFT FAIR, PENZANCE

Head to this fair during Easter weekend for a packed programme of entertainment and demonstrations. Over the past years Trereife has developed a reputation for attracting some of the finest local food producers which is set to continue this year. There will also be a selection of high quality art and craft from Cornish designer-makers. And set within the woods and around the walled garden, a Grand Easter Egg Hunt will take place for hundreds of happy children expected to be eagerly following the clues. Admission for adults is £3.50, children £2 and under fives free of charge.

25TH MARCH – 3RD APRIL: THE WILD SPRING HARE, TEHIDY WOODS

An immersive Easter adventure by the weird and wonderful crew at Rogue Theatre. Wild Spring Hare is an eruption of imagination and possibility, a twisting of paths and collection of tales. Join the fun deep in the woods of Tehidy North Cliffs for an Easter trail like no other! Chocolate Easter treats for all, or head to the woodland café for hot cross buns. The show is on three times a day (1pm, 3.30pm and 6pm) and tickets are £7.50.

26TH MARCH: ABERFEST, FALMOUTH

AberFest returns to Falmouth on Easter Saturday to celebrate all things Cornish and Breton. The grand parade at 12.30pm is followed by free performances of music and dance throughout the afternoon on and around Custom House Quay. The day ends with a special Cornish and Breton dance night held at King Charles the Martyr Church Hall. Tickets for the evening are £10 for adults and £3 for children.

26TH – 28TH MARCH: FOLK AND CIDER FAYRE, FALMOUTH

Part of the Falmouth Spring Festival, Events Square will be hosting this great family event where you can relax, listen to music, join in the jigs, sample 30 local ciders together with hog roasts and barbecues, and browse the Cornish arts, crafts and foodie pavilion.